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medical fraud in medicare and medicaid very aggressively. more aggressively than ever before and have saved tens of billions of dollars. 50 billion dollars of waste taken out of the system. and i worked with democrats and republicans to cut a trillion dollars out of our discretionary domestic budget. that's the largest cut in the discretionary domestic budget since dwight eisenhower. now, we all know that we've got to do more. and so i've put forward a specific four trillion dollar deficit reduction plan. it's on the web site, you can look at all the numbers-- what cuts we make and what revenue we raise. and the way we do it is $2.50 for every cut we ask for $a dollar of additional revenue paid for-- as i indicated earlier-- by asking those of us who have done very well in this country to contribute a little bit more to reduce the deficit. governor romney earlier mentioned the bowles-simpson commission. well, that's how the commission, bipartisan commission that talked about how we should move forward suggested we have to do it. in a balanced way with some revenue and some spending cu
to medicare and does it matter. these are all of the things the fact checkers are trying to get through. we'll have all of that later on. right now, though, matt jablow is out at maryland university where students watched the debate unsold and they're going to have a lot to say about who won or who lost. first, though, let's get to gary nurenberg who has got the story on what both men had to say tonight. gary. >> reporter: well, derrick, no big mistakes. no campaign killing stupidity. if you haven't been paying attention until now, both men let you know what they're offering if they get elected. things you didn't see. on her 20th anniversary, michelle obama embracing ann romney. the off camera advice hard for the candidate to take. >> okay. have a good time. >> reporter: they tried big smil, big hand shakes, grab your elbow, don't know what they said when the mikes couldn't hear. and then you can ask but i'm going to do it my way. >> mr. president, please respond directly to what the governor just said about trickle down. >> well -- >> reporter: he didn't respond to that question. went to h
, the payroll tax cut that lowered social security and medicare taxes, and several remaining stimulus tax cuts all go away january 1 unless congress and the president reach a deal on the budget. many economists are concerned that a tax increase of that size could shock the economy and trigger a recession by reducing the cash that taxpayers have to spend. but scott, congress and the president now have a firm price tag on what it costs if they don't reach a budget deal after the election. >> pelley: wyatt, thank you, the u.s. economy is also being hurt by what's happening far beyond washington, all the way across the atlantic. senior business correspondent anthony mason has more on that. >> reporter: in spain this weekend, police clashed with protesters angry over austerity measures the government's been forced to implement. a quarter of the work force in spain can't find jobs and the unemployment rate in the 17-nation euro zone has now hit a record high-- 11.4%. for three straight quarters, the european economy has been shrinking and federal reserve chairman ben bernanke said today america is f
what the candidates had to say about medicare, taxes coming up at 5:30. back to you. >> really interesting. fall pledge drives have started at your local public tv and radio. >> big bird will have to take a pay cut. >>> we had a couple of former local politicians watch the debate in our studio last night. former congressman tom periello of virginia conceded mitt romney won the night but he may have to pay the price for his strong performance. >> his policy positions are completely opposite from everything he said the last 18 months. i think he came across strongly but i think people's concern is does this guy have a core sense of right and wrong. when they look at the policy discrepancies and how it falls on the middle class, he will have to answer for that. >> we'll also hear from former maryland governor gobb earlic what he thought of the debate coming up in our next half- hour. >>> police are asking to help find a missing fairfax county teenager. ryan glenn -- bryan glenn was last seen outside of w.t. woodson high school but he wasn't at class. investigators have been out wi
by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it helps cover some of what medicare doesn't pay. to find out more, call today. >> michigan has become the seventh state to become hit by a deadly case of meningitis. 47 cases have been reported and five people have died. the suspected source is tainted steroids used for treating back pain. the medication was manufactured at what's known as a compounding pharmacy and we asked dr. jon lapook to tell us more about them. >> reporter: the meningitis outbreak means the phones are busy at the charmsy charles leighter runs at n san jose, california. >> we're fielding calls and questions about what we do, even customers that have been using us for ten years. >> reporter: it's called a compounding pharmacy. companies which fill a niche in the medical world. here, pharmacists combine ingredients to create special med-to-order medications, from something as simple as flavoring cough medicine to making injectable cancer drugs in a sterile environment. >> manufacturers make drugs for -- they make one drug for a milli
of the hot topics between president obama and governor mitt romney health care and medicare. >> indeed. kristin fisher tracking the debate for us this morning. she's live in the satellite center trying to break it all down. these are complex issues. >> reporter: good morning. this debate was so focused on the economy that it took the candidates 45 minutes before they ever mentioned the words health care. but when they did, it was certainly one ever the more memorable exchanges of the night. lively exchanges of the night. at one point mitt romney told the president point blank that if elected, he would repeal his health care law to which the president responded by saying, but we've seen this model work really well in massachusetts. here's part of that exchange. >> i want to take the $716 billion you've cut it and put it back into medicare. by the way, we can include a prescription program. but the idea of cutting $716 billion from medicare to be able to balance the additional cost of obama care is in my opinion a mistake. with regards to young people coming along, i've got proposals to
of alleged medicare sweep. teresa garcia reports. >> reporter: the medicare fraud strike force took aim at 91 defendants including doctors and nurses in one of the largest health care fraud busts. arrests were made in baton rouge, brooklyn, chicago, dallas, houston, los angeles and miami. the charges involve allege treatment and services that were eater medically unnecessary or in some cases never actually provided. the u.s. attorney general says the fraud amounts to nearly $430 million in false billings. >> the total includes over $to 30 million in home health care fraud, more than $100 million in mental health care fraud and approximately $49 million in ambulancing transportation fraud. >> reporter: prosecutors say alpha ambulance in los angeles is responsible for the whopping transportation fraud, four top people in the company were arrested. >> can someone there speak to us about the four that were arrested from your business? >> i have no idea. >> reporter: according to the indictment two of the defendants instructed employees here at alpha ambulance to document a reason for runs even if
on a variety of issues, including taxes, the deficit, health care and medicare. >> mitt romney said the. has been misrepresenting his plans for what he would do. the president said romney hasn't given any specifics so no one would know what he would do. bigad shaban has more. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a hand shake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago i became the luckiest man on earth because michele obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this is the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> everything you said about my tax plan is inaccurate. if the plan he described were a tax plan i was asked to support, i would say absolutely not. i'm not looking for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> for 18 months you've been running on this tax plan. now five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big bold idea is never mind. >> the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lack specifics. >> the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans to replace secret becaus
with nearly half a billion dollars in medicare fraud. >> your washington nationals can relax for another day. the orioles have one all or nothing playoff game tonight. we'll explain that coming up next too. >>> on this friday morning what a gorgeous day we're going to have. really one of the better days of the year again coming up. beautiful fall weather coming today. we start with temperatures in the 50s and 60s and see plenty of sunshine. lunchtime, hey eat outside if you can. 77. going up to 83 for the high. and by 6:00 still gorgeous at 78 degrees. weekend forecast has big changes here by sunday. those details in about five. right now in for monika is beverly farmer with timesaver traffic. >>> howard, they're checking on a crash southbound 270 police and fire crews were responding south of 118 and close to montgomery village avenue for the report of that accident. no delay here on the 118 camera. left side of the screen is southbound traffic but again approaching the montgomery village avenue. careful for that initial report of a crash. your next timesaver traffic at 5:16. mike back to y
. accusing the president of cutting $716 billion for medicare. he is running a lot of ads to that effect. it came up last night. let's listen to what romney said. >> at the same time gasoline prices have doubled under the president, electric rates are up, food prices are up. health care costs have gone up by $2,500 a family. middle income families are being crushed. >> okay, so now had it gone up that much because of obama care and the cuts in medicare? >> the health care costs have gone up that much in 2008, a family average plan, employer sponsored plan would have been$1,250. however that's a lower increase than what they planned in the years before. in fact, what the kaiser family foundation, they said well, we have a 4% increase in health care cost. that's pretty good. it used to be 8% to 10%. yes, health care costs have gone up, not as much as it used to go up. >> it is trickier and trickier. paul singer, thank you for your insight. we will need it again and i'm sure. >> yes, call me any time, come by the office. >> yes, we will come back and vice president, of course, they are in d
the millions of members who've chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. >> >> pelley: these presidential debates are run by a commission that operates independently of the political parties. the campaigns have no say in the choice of the moderator and at every debate anthony mason reminds us there's no telling what might happen. >> we move over here, right? >> right. >> reporter: the first televised debate aired in 1960. and politics would never be the same. >> senator john f. kennedy. >> reporter: that night the young senator john kennedy looked cool and collected. and the experienced vice president richard nixon seemed uncomfortable, even sweaty. as the debate's producer, the late don hewitt, remembered. >> i looked at him on camera and i thought, oh, my god, this is trouble. >> reporter: the first lesson: the debates would not just be about what you said but how you looked when you said it. and mistakes could have huge consequences. in 1976 at the height of the cold war, president gerald ford mysteriously declared -- >> the
to do is very quickly. >> let's get back to medicare. >> reporter: it's not that the president department go on offense. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans to replace secret because they're too good? >> reporter: but debate observers noted a difference in body language. mr. obama looked down when his opponent spoke and sometimes appeared angry or peevish. romney kept his eyes glued on the president, waiting to jump in. today, mr. obama delivered some of the comebacks he missed last night. >> he said he would eliminate funding for public television. ( laughter ) ( booing ) that was his answer. i mean, thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. it's about time. we didn't know that big bird was driving the federal deficit. >> reporter: so the question now is does the campaign send the president back to debate camp? earlier this week, he described it as a drag, and, scott, one source close to the white house tells us the president appeared irritated during debate prep in nevada, a common affliction for presidents who aren't used to
medicare fraud sting. federal agents arrested people in baton rouge, brooklyn, chicago, dallas, houston, los angeles, and miami. the charges involve alleged treatment and services which were either not needed or in some cases never even provided. the u.s. attorney general says the fraud amounts to nearly $430 million in false billings. >> the total includes over $230 million in home health care fraud. more than $100 million in mental health care fraud. and approximately $49 million in ambulance transportation fraud. >> prosecutors say alpha ambulance in los angeles is responsible for the transportation fraud. four top people in the company were arrested because of this. two defendants allegedly instructed employees to document a reason for runs even if one didn't exist. under new penalties some defendants could face up to 20 to 50 years in prison. >>> a film dramatizing the death of osama bin laden will debut next month on "national geographic" channel. its debut timed to come just two days before the presidential election. s.e.a.l. team 6 the raid on osama bin laden is from th
will be going after mitt romney. also his claims about health care plan and medicare, how his plan would work out. i think in particular the question of the taxes and the budget and how that would affect people it will really put into place that will be the main fact checking question going forward. >> john, i feel facts has been one of the casualties in this campaign, certainly both sides. there's stuff in papers analyzing what obama said that was untrue and what mitt romney said that was untrue. let's talk about mitt romney's tax plan. he wants to cut everyone's rate by 21%. is it true that that would cost $5 trillion? yes or no? >> reporter: well the question is how do you shape it? the question for romney is not necessarily that he's telling an untruth it's that he's not giving us any of the details. he says he can reduce rates and not a net tax decrease because he'll get rid of loopholes? which hoop holes will you get rid of? he named cutting funding for pbs. that's a small part of the budget. it's not necessarily that he's saying an untruth it's just that he's not filling in this very b
medicare. find your co-pay at myflexpen.com. >>> it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." when the presidential candidates debate tomorrow, how much could that one night change the entire race? >>> and caroline kennedy tells us what she's learned from her father's secret tapes and how she feels when her family is in the news. but first, here's a look at what's happening in the world and what we've been covering on "cbs this morning." >> people want to know who's going to win? who's going to score the punches? >> the two candidates will spend the day preparing for tomorrow night's first debate. >> this is romney's moment. it is his chance to make his case to the american people and the campaign knows the stakes. >> the reason the obama campaign is working so hard to tamp down expectations is they like the trajectory of the race right now. they don't want to do anything to change it. >> american airlines is facing new trouble this morning. the faa is investigating at least two incidents where a row of passenger seats came loose in mid flight. >> american airlines has grounded eig
his tax plan and about his medicare plan. it's not the argument you want to be taking out on the road after the first debate but it's the best they've got right now and of course i think you're going see a little bit of retooling of the debate strategy for the next debate which is just 11 days away. >> hat about that next debate, nancy between vice president joe biden and paul ryan. is the campaign concerned at all about that debate? >> reporter: i think they are a little concerned, norah, because they know that paul ryan is an aggressive debater. however, biden has been on the debate stage before. the problem with biden, as you know, he has a tendency to go off message from time to time so that's something they are a little bit worried about, especially because they can't afford another bad night. >> nancy, i'm struck by your comment that they say he didn't bring his a-game. any explanation why the president would have the first debate and not bring his a-game? >> reporter: this is something, gayle that afflicts a lot of sitting presidents. they have bad first debates. you saw this w
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